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VMware vSphere : What’s New [V5.5 to V6]

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The most popular VMware vSphere : What’s New [V5.5 to V6] courses offered in line with industry demand for professionals.

Montreal College is an official VMware IT Academy. The college has partnered with VMware, a cloud and virtualization solutions company, to provide the latest official curriculum in VMware vSphere : What’s New [V5.5 to V6] covered by industry experts to ensure that you get the best of both worlds by not only succeeding in the official examination but also gaining practical know-how to become ready for real world assignments.

This hands-on training course explores installation, configuration, and management of VMware vSphere : What’s New [V5.5 to V6] , which consists of VMware ESXi™ and the VMware® vCenter Server™.This class is recommended for customers who want to deploy vSphere 6 into their existing vSphere environment.

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Our curriculum covers the following topics consistent with the content of the exam.

  1. Course Introduction
    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course goals and objectives
    • Online vSphere resources
    • Location of online vSphere documentation
  2. Introduction to vSphere 6
    • Discuss vSphere 6 feature enhancements
    • Describe how vRealize Operations Manager is used to manage the software-defined data center
  3. Install and Upgrade
    • Discuss the differences between vSphere 5.5 and vSphere 6 installation process.
    • Confirm the system requirements for each component of vSphere 6
    • Determine which vCenter Server deployment mode is required.
    • Discuss the vSphere 6 upgrade process
    • Discuss vSphere 6 installation media
    • Determine the correct database option for various deployment scenarios of vSphere 6
  4. Compute Enhancements
    • Discuss the enhancements to vSphere 6 scalability and performance
    • Discuss the additional features to support hot-plug and SMART solid-state drives
    • Discuss the improvements to lockdown settings
    • Discuss how virtual hardware 11 extends virtual machine resource configurations
    • Discuss how hot-add memory is distributed across NUMA nodes in vSphere 6
  5. Management Enhancements
    • Discuss VMware vCenter™ Single Sign-On™ authentication process
    • Discuss new features of vSphere 6 Certificate Authority
    • Discuss certificate-based guest authorization
    • Discuss how ESXi hosts and vCenter Server communicate securely over SSL
    • Describe changes for ESXi certificate replacement
    • Discuss upgrading the vSphere License Service
    • License ESXi 6 and vCenter Server by using the vSphere Web Client
  6. Storage Enhancements
    • Discuss VMware vSphere® API for Storage Awareness™
    • Configure storage-based policies
    • Discuss share reservations and file locking
    • Discuss the benefits and effects of NFS 4.1 with vSphere.
    • Discuss Kerberos and Remote Procedure Call (RPC) header authentication
  7. Network Enhancements
    • Work with Network I/O Control
    • Upgrade Network I/O Control to version 3
    • Enable network resource management on a vSphere distributed switch
    • Configure bandwidth allocation for system and virtual machine traffic based on shares, reservations, and limits
    • Discuss how IPv6 is supported in the vSphere 6 release
  8. Availability Enhancements
    • Discuss enhancements made to vSphere vMotion
    • Migrate virtual machine across vCenter Server instances by using vSphere vMotion
    • Discuss the multiprocessor fault tolerance features and symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) capabilities in vSphere 6
    • Discuss the benefits of VMware vCloud® Air™
    • Describe how vCloud Air integrates with vSphere 6


Certificate of participation in ‘VMware Certified Professional 6 ‘ course.


Who should do this course?

  • VSphere administrators
  • Systems engineers
  • Operators who have attended vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage V5.x or have the equivalent experience.



  • Session one
    11 July 2017
    26 05 17
  • Session two
    12 October 2017
    29 09 17
  • Session three
    08 February 2018
    31 01 18